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The Gothenburg SOM Survey 2018

SND-ID: snd1111-1. Version: 1.0. DOI:

Is part of collection at SND: The Gothenburg SOM Survey


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

University of Gothenburg, SOM Institute

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - SOM Institute rorId


In the autumn of 2018, the third edition of the Gothenburg SOM survey was conducted. A total of 5000 randomly selected citizens of Gothenburg answered questions about attitudes and habits in relation to society, opinion and media. Many of the questions in the Gothenburg survey are of a regional nature, and concern local politicians and infrastructure initiatives.


Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 16-85 years and residing in Göteborg municipality.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

2018 – Ongoing



Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2018-09-25 – 2018-12-31
  • Data collector: Institutet för kvalitetsindikatorer - Indikator
  • Sample size: 5000
  • Cause of non response - No contact/refusal: 2248
  • Cause of non response - Respondent unable to participate: 211
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Göteborg Municipality

Lowest geographic unit


Highest geographic unit


Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

SOM Institute

Ethics Review

Gothenburg - Ref. 130-15

Topic and keywords

Research area

Politics (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Society and culture (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Elections (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Political ideology (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Cultural activities and participation (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Political science (excluding public administration studies and globalisation studies) (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media and communications (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media studies (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Other social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Other social sciences not elsewhere specified (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Media, communication and language (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Labour and employment (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Leisure, tourism and sport (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social conditions and indicators (CESSDA Topic Classification)


Rönnerstrand, B. & Sandelin, F (2019) SOM-undersökningen i Göteborg 2018: SOM-rapport nr 2019:38 [Elektronisk resurs]. Göteborgs universitet.
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Published: 2019-06-13
Last updated: 2023-01-09